Let’s trade the year 2011 in this automated video. We use a risk setting of 5 this time and that is half of what we used in other years.
In almost every trading year you will see a period when your equity is far below what you have invested.
Backtesting is always something that is done with a start and an end date, so it might be possible that the biggest draw down will occur at the end of the test period.
When you are trading on your live account, you would probably not close your account just because it is December.
But the strategy tester has no other choice, it will trade exactly the way you told him, so if you have made a loss on the last day of the backtesting period, your strategy tester doesn’t care.
It does it as good as it is possible, but you are human – and you can do what you want to do.
So if your system makes a good profit, you could decide to close all the open positions before December.
I like to close all open positions whenever I have reached my equity goal and the equity and the balance curve are very close to each other.
If you are interested to find out how to make profits, you might want to watch the other videos on RobotTradingSystem.com – or wherever you get your trading performance videos…